Yu Suzuki is a recreation developer that requires no introduction, as he not solely created a few of the finest video games ever launched, like the 2 entries within the Shenmue collection but in addition based and led SEGA’s AM2, a group that developed arcade video games just about from scratch. With Shenmue 3, Yu Suzuki is specializing in creating the sport utilizing the Unreal Engine four, versus coding the sport from scratch like he used to do previously, and has not too long ago spoken concerning the matter in a brand new interview.


Talking with Eurogamer at Gamescom, Yu Suzuki revealed that the Unreal Engine is a good match for the group’s Shenmue 3 growth method, because it permits to prototype rapidly.

Unreal Engine is a good match for our method as a result of we are able to prototype in a short time. To me, this can be a worthwhile characteristic. In my case, I tackle quite a lot of new challenges and depend on quite a lot of trial and error. I want to have the ability to rapidly see the outcomes and check out new concepts. I really feel that the idea of the Unreal Engine and my method to growing the sport is an efficient match.

On the similar time, nevertheless, Yu Suzuki notes it’s more difficult to advantageous tune every little thing at a decrease stage utilizing the Unreal Engine. Which means that generally he has to regulate the sport situation or plan to raised accommodate what the engine can do. Nonetheless, his opinion of the engine is an efficient one.

Within the case of a recreation engine like Unreal, nevertheless, it’s a sort of ‘black box’ so it’s more difficult to advantageous tune every little thing at a decrease stage. I’m working to seek out the easiest way to make the most of the engine which suggests generally adjusting the sport situation or plan itself to raised accommodate the instruments set. Total, although, I believe it’s a extremely good engine.

Talking of technical issues, Yu Suzuki additionally revealed that loading shall be a lot sooner in Shenmue 3, hinting at the truth that it could doable to seamlessly discover greater than it was doable in earlier video games.

This time, you’ll begin in a big space which would require some preliminary loading, however in comparison with earlier than the loading scenario shall be significantly better. It’s a lot sooner now.

Shenmue 3 launches subsequent 12 months on PC and PlayStation four.